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Old 01-25-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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Show me your 2" lift

All, I am ordering a new Unlimited Copperhead in April. I was at the Dealer today and he showed me three Jeeps (Not Unlimited) with 3" lifts. They looked really high.

So I was wondering if anyone lived in the Aurora area that had a 2" lift on a Unlimited they wouldn't mind showing off. I am looking at a Unlimited Willys edition.

I am thinking I would like to run a 2" lift with 33s 12.5 width on either 16" or 17" wheels (Still dreaming)

Trying to decide if I should have the lift done after I get it, or have the Dealer out source it and have the cost rolled in the loan.

Thanks

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All, I am ordering a new Unlimited Copperhead in April. I was at the Dealer today and he showed me three Jeeps (Not Unlimited) with 3" lifts. They looked really high. So I was wondering if anyone lived in the Aurora area that had a 2" lift on a Unlimited they wouldn't mind showing off. I am looking at a Unlimited Willys edition. I am thinking I would like to run a 2" lift with 33s 12.5 width on either 16" or 17" wheels (Still dreaming) Trying to decide if I should have the lift done after I get it, or have the Dealer out source it and have the cost rolled in the loan. Thanks
I don't think that 33s will fit on a 2in lift

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Old 01-25-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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Just did a Zone 2" lift on my buddies JKU last week. He has 285/70/17 Nitto's.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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I don't think that 33s will fit on a 2in lift
33 will definitely fit on a JK. They come stock with 32's. You can go 35 with a 2in and proper bump stops.

With 12.50 width you will need new wheels with less backspacing or wheel spacers.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:57 AM   #5
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2 inches of lift and 35s

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Old 01-26-2014, 08:08 AM   #6
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Looks nice. 2" is more lift than I thought. Is the ride good, or do you feel the new height makes it feel a little unstable.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:52 AM   #7
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Set up correctly 4 doors remain very stable up to. 6 inches of lift . I am about. 4 or so and drive mine like a sports car
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:05 PM   #8
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:07 PM   #9
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My daughter gets this one in 2 yrs and I get a new one. Yes!! Hopefully they will have Hemis in them by then.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:47 PM   #10
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I have a 2" lift and my buddy has the exact same JK, but stock. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two. Wheels and tires going on in spring, 33's.

This shows exactly what you will get with a 2" lift. Also of note is the change in the angle or "rake". Lifted JK looks a heck of a lot more aggressive.

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Old 01-27-2014, 05:55 PM   #11
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Thanks foxyjeeper. This is exactly what I wanted to see. I side-by-side comparison. Better than a before and after shot. It is amazing how much bigger the lifted jeep looks.

Appreciate you sharing. Can you tell me your thought process for putting 33s? Are you going 15", 16", 17" or 18" wheels?
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:12 PM   #12
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Glad to help.

After much thought and research on this forum, I decided to go with 285/70/70 on 17" AEV Pintler wheels. I am going with 33's to avoid any issues with, among other,things, rubbing, gearing, weight on the tailgate, visibility of third brake light, and ease of getting in and out for my wife and kids. 35's may work with what I have (which actually gave me 2.75" on lift in the front), but I decided that their are too many areas where I may run into issues and I don't want any headaches.

Many on this forum will disagree and say that bugger is always better but, as you can see in one of the photos, my family enjoys the Jeep as much as I do, and I want to keep it that way.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:45 PM   #13
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I have a 2" lift and my buddy has the exact same JK, but stock. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two. Wheels and tires going on in spring, 33's. This shows exactly what you will get with a 2" lift. Also of note is the change in the angle or "rake". Lifted JK looks a heck of a lot more aggressive.
What 2" lift is that? Looks a lot different!
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:50 AM   #14
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It's a Mopar 2" lift kit. Replaced shocks, coils and track bar. Some threads here say that it's made for Mopar by Teraflex. Handles a lot better on and off road, but is a bit rougher of a ride.
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It's a Mopar 2" lift kit. Replaced shocks, coils and track bar. Some threads here say that it's made for Mopar by Teraflex. Handles a lot better on and off road, but is a bit rougher of a ride.
Gotcha, thanks! I have been looking at the Old Man Emu 2" lift, comes with shocks but I'm not sure if that's considered a budget boost? I think for now 2" is my max for my DD. Nice pics BTW
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:54 PM   #16
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I have 33's with no lift and no rubbing. I think a 2 - 2.5 is good for 33's any more and it looks goofy. 2.5 lift pending though. I think a 2inch would be perfect as long as it levels out _ All the pics of the Terra flex kits do.. "Just google 33' teraflex 2.5 and look at the images"... been reading for months about lifts and vender reviews... I just made a decision and pulled the trigger. Happy with my 33's so far and thats without a lift kit. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:00 PM   #17
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Oh yeah...Wish I had rolled the lift into the loan..Plus if through dealer then will warranty it.. My only regret. The only other thing thing to consider.. is most 2 inch kits wont handle 35" tires- At least what I have read...so if later you decide to go up you may not be able to build on it..Chime in if I am wrong.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:28 AM   #18
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Oh yeah...Wish I had rolled the lift into the loan..Plus if through dealer then will warranty it.. My only regret. The only other thing thing to consider.. is most 2 inch kits wont handle 35" tires- At least what I have read...so if later you decide to go up you may not be able to build on it..Chime in if I am wrong.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:37 PM   #19
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2.5" Teraflex lift with 315/70/17 Wrangler Duratracs (approximately 34.3" I think). Had the dealer do the work before I took delivery. They gave me a credit for the stock wheels/tires so I didn't have to bother with selling them myself. Needed to trim about 1.5" off the stock Rubi Rails so that the rear tires have plenty of room when off roading (no problems at all on the street).

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